Lady from Nowhere (1936) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • A manicurist witnesses a gangland murder. Realizing there was a witness to their crime, the killer tries to track her down and silence her.

  • Olly Dunlop, a manicurist at the barber shop in a Fifty Avenue hotel, is summoned to room 916, occupied by Alfred Brewster; the latter is really a gangster named Al Lustig and shortly after Polly arrives at the room, a rival gangster named Fletcher barges in and is murdered by Lustig. Polly escapes but realizes she is the only witness and fears for her life. She borrows money from her roommate, Mabel Donner, and catches a trail to Hartfotd, Connecticut but gets off at rural Clearview Junction. Meanwhile, college girl Dorothy Barnes, has left school to elope with a foreign prince much to the displeasure of her father, millionaire James Gordon Barnes, who has offered a large reward to anybody who knows where she is. Local newspaper reporter, Earl Daniels, mistakes Polly for Dorothy. Meanwhile, Lustig has gathered all his henchmen in Jersey City and dispatches them in a search for Polly.


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